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Keli Holiday best Australian music of the week

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Every week, Rolling Stone AU/NZ dives into our favourite Australian music released over the past seven days.

Take a look back at our coverage of Cosmo’s Midnight, BIRDEE 王煒, Peach PRC, Ziggy Ramo, and RAAVE TAPES, and explore fresh tracks from Keli Holiday, Odette, Girl and Girl, Nice Biscuit, CLYPSO, Darcie Heaven, Lovemedo, Jada Weazel, Christine Anu, Lola Scott, CLAMM, Kauri, ONEFOUR, and Winifred.

Keli Holiday – JESTERMAN

Keli Holiday’s new EP, JESTERMAN, is a big burst of energy. It’s the solo project of Peking Duk’s Adam Hyde, mixing 90s britpop, disco, and alt-rock. But really, Holiday’s all about the vibe – he describes the EP as “some sunshine some rain some love n some pain.” His latest single, “Lowdown”, talks about the ups and downs of a toxic relationship, just the thing to shake off temptation.  

Odette – “Reverence”

Odette’s bold new single tackles perseverance, finding humour in everyday moments, offering a refreshing take on staying afloat during tough times.

She shares, “I wanted to put a song into the world that lifts my heart and makes me laugh. I think in this song I’m laughing at my own anger in order to make it more bearable. Reverence is just as cathartic for me as it is an exercise in ridiculous fun.”

Girl and Girl – Call a Doctor

The Brisbane outfit’s debut album, Call A Doctor, delivers well-crafted garage-rock goodness. The title track is a lot of fun, blending sarcasm and sincerity, accompanied by a theatrical music video. Perfect for fans of high-energy, tongue-in-cheek indie rock with a touch of irreverence.

Nice Biscuit – “Rain” 

Brisbane’s Nice Biscuit returns with the psych groove of “Rain”, grappling with climate anxiety in the wake of devastating bushfires and floods. A poignant and punchy track worth paying attention to.


CLYPSO’s new EP LIGHTS OUT showcases her genre versatility, turning dark moments into frenzied and joyful experiences. The latest track “POLAROIDS” is a propulsive and catchy tune with an unsettling childhood flashback at its core.

Darcie Haven – Better Left Unsaid

Darcie Haven has released her debut EP, Better Left Unsaid. This six-track indie-pop EP explores the ups and downs of early adulthood with raw emotion and unfiltered experiences.

lovemedo – sit me down, shut me UP!

Another fresh debut EP release, lovemedo’s sit me down, shut me UP!, was impressively written, recorded, produced, and mixed entirely by the Sydney-based artist himself. 

Jada Weazel – “Send My Love” 

Jada Weazel wears her heart on her sleeve in her new track, powerfully exploring the value of self-worth and setting boundaries in her soulful R&B style.

Christine Anu – “Waku – Minaral A Minalay”

Christine Anu announces her first original album in 20 years, Waku – Minaral A Minalay. Recorded across Cairns, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Torres Strait Islands, and the Solomon Islands with producer David Bridie, the title track dates back to the early ’90s from a songwriting session with Don Walker (Cold Chisel).

Lola Scott – “Only Miss U” 

Lola Scott’s new single, “Only Miss U”, nails that post-breakup feeling – missing those routine calls and comforting moments with that one person. The Sydney-based singer-songwriter brings it to life with heartfelt lyrics and warm acoustic guitar arrangements. 

CLAMM – “Change Enough” 

Melbourne punk trio CLAMM are back with their first new music in nearly two years. They’ve announced an upcoming EP titled Disembodiment and shared the powerful lead single “Change Enough”. The song highlights the importance of personal change, especially during times of global unrest.

“Change, whilst not easy, is necessary especially during violent times where individuals around the world are feeling let down by their respective governments’ inaction toward the murder of innocent civilians,” explains the band. 

Kauri – Full Circle

Kauri, a proud Gamilaroi man from Tingha, NSW, shares his debut album Full Circle, telling his origin story through percussive guitar style. This stirring release features stories and music he developed over 15 years of busking along the East Coast of Australia, from St Kilda to The Daintree.

ONEFOUR – “Natural Habitat” 

The Sydney-based, Pacific Islander group return with their first song of 2024, and according to an Instagram post they’re dropping music “non-stop” for the rest of the year. 

Winifred – Carpet of Flowers

The Townsville alt-pop artist has released the EP Carpet of Flowers. The title track explores parallels between human life and nature.

“‘Carpet Of Flowers’ has this ethereal quality that touches on the intangible and is about asking myself the same questions repeatedly and never rising above the state of being constantly perplexed and wanting,” she explains.